Zevulun Regional Council
|• Type||Regional council (from 1950)|
|• Head of Municipality||Dov Yeshoron|
|• Total||62,820 dunams (62.82 km2 or 24.25 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (530/sq mi)|
The council borders Mateh Asher Regional Council to the north, Jezreel Valley Regional Council and Shefa-'Amr to the east, Carmel Nature Reserve national park and kiryat Tiv'on to the south and HaKerayot to the west.
The name is derived from the Hebrew name "Emek Zevulun", lit. "Zebulun Valley", given by Zionist pioneers to the coastal area stretching along the Bay of Acre, from Acre (Akko) to Haifa, on the incorrect assumption that the tribe of Zebulun once had its territory in this area – this land was part of the allotment of Asher, and is a coastal plain, not a valley.
List of communities
- Official website (in Hebrew)